In the Weert area of the Netherlands there are many houses dating from the 1970s. One house immediately catches your eye. With its sleek modern design, it looks as if it’s been plucked from another neighbourhood and set down on Prinsenhof. But nothing could be further from the truth. Architect Geert-Jan Kwaspen was commissioned to transform the existing 70s dwelling into a designer home that meets the sustainability requirements of 2020. He used Rockpanel to clad the house.
Renovation or new-build?
The sleek, white plastered facade and modern grey panels from Rockpanel give the house a luxurious and contemporary look. Why didn’t the client opt for a new-build instead? Kwaspen explains: ‘The client felt it was very important to know what his surroundings would be like: where the supermarket and school were, for example. You can’t be so sure about these things with a new construction project. In addition, the occupants live nice and close to the town centre where they are.’